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Health and Wellness

3 US airports will screen passengers from Chinese city for new virus

anyaberkut/iStock(NEW YORK) — Three airports in the United States will screen passengers arriving from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of an outbreak of a new coronavirus that’s in the same family as SARS, MERS and the common cold, health officials said Friday. Starting...
Posted On 18 Jan 2020
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Already forgot your New Year’s resolutions? Here are four tips to reset 2020

HAKINMHAN/iStock(NEW YORK) — A few weeks into January can be a time New Year’s resolutions starts to die. Jan. 17 has even become known as “Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day” because it’s such a common time for resolutions to slowly fade away....
Posted On 17 Jan 2020
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Binge drinking is on the rise: What to know about the risks

Peopleimages/iStock(ATLANTA) — The number of drinks Americans are consuming per bingeing episode has increased dramatically, according to a new study. The annual number of binge drinks among adults who reported binge drinking jumped on average from 472 in 2011 to 529 in...
Posted On 17 Jan 2020
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Flu shot isn’t an exact match, but you should still get it

Pornpak Khunatorn/iStock(NEW YORK) — This year’s flu shot isn’t an exact match for the flu strain that’s been circulating most widely, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get it, health experts say. “The influenza vaccine protects against...
Posted On 17 Jan 2020
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Risque condom packaging leads to HIV campaign suspension

CatLane/iStock(SALT LAKE CITY) — An HIV campaign in Utah was suspended over raunchy condom packaging it featured, according to the state’s health department. Condom wrappers had taglines that Gov. Gary Herbert deemed inappropriate, prompting him to urge the Department...
Posted On 17 Jan 2020
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Japan reports latest case of SARS-family virus that’s sickened dozens in China

smolaw11/iStock(TOKYO) — Japan on Thursday reported its first case of a new coronavirus, which has infected 41 people in China, sparking concern about the virus’s potential to spread during Chinese New Year next week, when millions are expected to be traveling....
Posted On 17 Jan 2020
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Progress stalled on closing racial gap in health insurance since Trump took office

Valeriya/iStock(NEW YORK) — While the Affordable Care Act ushered in huge improvements in access to health care for black and Hispanic adults in the United States, that progress appears to have stalled, according to new research. Between 2013 and 2016, the uninsured rate...
Posted On 16 Jan 2020
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